Races, Rallies and Sailing Schools

Looking to sail around the world as volunteer crew like us?  It can be hard to find out what’s out there and when to be where to get your next ride.  As we travel, we will keep this page updated with the different pieces of info and events we find out about.  This list is not comprehensive and there are a lot of ways to find boats to crew on.  To find out more about volunteer crewing you can check out our How to Crew page or jump over to our blog and see how we do it!

If you have a specific question, please feel free to send us an email or leave a comment and we will answer you as soon as we hit land again.

Also, sign up for our email list on the top left of the page and we will email you whenever we update this site with new information on volunteer crewing.


Please note that this information is simply what we’ve cobbled together from our experiences sailing around the world and talking with fellow sailors.  We have no control over these organizations or what they do, or don’t do.  We do not necessarily endorse a particular event or ship unless we specifically say so.  What we’re saying here is that your life is your responsibility.  Use this information at your own risk and for your own benefit!


Sailing Schools (we’ve worked with these, find more in Google)

American Sailing Association

Afterguard Sailing Academy

Tradewinds Sailing School and Club


Free sailing Magazines

Latitude 38 (based in San Francisco, CA)

48 North (based in Seattle, WA)


Volunteer Crew sites

Latitude 38’s crew list:  http://www.latitude38.com/crewlist/Crew.html

Find a Crew

Sailing Rallies

Baja Ha-Ha – (sailboats) departs annually from San Diego, end of October, to Cabo San Lucas, MX

FUBAR – (powerboats) departs on odd years from San Diego, beginning of November, to Cabo San Lucas, MX

Pacific Puddle Jump – departs annually from Mexico and Panama around March/April, to Tahiti, French Polynesia

NZ to Tonga Rally – departs annually from New Zealand in December for the South Pacific

Darwin to Singapore Rally – departs annually from Darwin, Australia in July

Sailing Races

Transpacific Race (aka Transpac) – Los Angeles, CA to Hawaii

Pacific Cup – San Francisco, CA to Hawaii

Newport, RI to Bermuda Race – 5 race series in Newport, RI and Bermuda, even years only

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14 Responses to Races, Rallies and Sailing Schools

  1. We are still trying to replace you on Spirit of Freedom.

    Racing, but still fun!

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  11. Joshua says:

    ANd there it is. Nevermind.

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